Personal Aviation Experiences

Central Illinois Aviation offers flight training, aircraft rental and pilot services to the Champaign Urbana area and surrounding communities. We are committed to providing a safe and personal aviation experience to our customers. Based at Frasca Field (C16) in Urbana Il, we are able to give our customers the highest quality training without the distractions and delays of a busy airport.

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We look forward to serving you.

Our instructors are fully certified and maintain the highest levels of professionalism and safety. We are able to adapt our training and course curriculums to meet your learning style and help you reach your goals.

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Flight training, rental, and pilot services

Central Illinois Aviation operates a 1997 Cessna 172S Skyhawk equipped with fuel injected 180 hp Lycoming engine, a KLN 94 GPS and a 1 axis autopilot.

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Want to be a Pilot?

Discovery Flights

Our discovery flights put you in the driver's seat...

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Private Pilot

Our training curriculum is designed to take you from having little to no knowledge of aviation to becoming a certified private pilot.

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Instrument Rating

Want to fly in the clouds? An instrument rating will give you the privilege to do just that.

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What clients say about us

Our Instructors

Central Illinois Aviation Instructor, Nick Zink

Nick Zink

Nick is our full time flight instructor and owner of Central Illinois Aviation.  He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with bachelor’s…



Aerial Photography

The Cessna 172 is a great aircraft for capturing aerial photos, with the high wing design and a large window that can open to provide you with wide area to shoot from with no glare.

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Ferry Pilot Services

Our pilots are experienced in many types of aircraft and have ferried new and used aircraft across the country.

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Recurrent Training

Need to get current? We are able to help you get and maintain your currencies. Our instructors are available to conduct biannual flight reviews and instrument proficiency checks.

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